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Avenida do Mar | Jardim do Almirante Reis, Funchal, Madeira 9000-900, Portugal
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If you are visiting Funchal then you must experience the ride on the Cable car that takes you up to Monte. Monte is the location where you begin the famous toboggan ride. The cost of the ride is 16 Euros return. The ride up to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank GrahamYip
Reviewed 2 days ago

We have been on the cable car numerous times, sometimes we go up and down, while other times we take the bus up to Monte and get the car down. There are great views, but it's a shame that you can see the damage caused...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank PatBarker
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Cost was good 11 euro one way The cab was. Clean new looking and gentle slow ride Would highly recommend

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank PTDurham
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We used the cable car on our trip to Madeira and visited the gardens at the top. Brilliant ! Would definitely recommend. But be aware it is very high up and if you are wary of heights it might be too high.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank tishpot
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

On Thursday, my husband and I purchased tickets from the main cable car desk before boarding. The young woman who served us was very curt and officious. We found her extremely unhelpful and unfriendly. At one point, she even sighed, because we asked her to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank KarenGardner
Reviewed 3 days ago

At €16 return it seems expensive but the views are great the service feels clean and well run. At the top there is the famous Funchal sledges if you fancy a different and probably unique way down. I’m not sure it was worth the money...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DavidK-from-Sussex
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

1st stop on our private taxi tour with charming young driver Diogo. Amazing viewpoint. We then did the tobogganing ride which is very enjoyable and met at the bottom by Diogo.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank HPF130
Reviewed 4 days ago

A relaxing way to get a great view of the island. The queues can get pretty long but it’s well worth the wait.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank teddydiva
Reviewed 4 days ago

We really enjoyed the experience on the cable car, in fact loved every minute of it. It was lovely to be able to look over Funchal and take it in along with views of the sea and mountains.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Sheila S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Pick a clear day to go on this trip and you will have a wonderful view. The ride is very smooth and pleasant.

Date of experience: January 2019
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16 December 2018|
Response from Gilberto S |
Hello, you should take number 20 or 21 I wouldn't recommend number 48. The main bus stop for both the 20 and 21 are in Funchal and they both stop Largo da Fonte (Monte bus stop).
16 December 2018|
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Response from lavenderjo1951 | Reviewed this property |
Depends on what kind of walker you are! Woman tend to meander especially if the Sun is hot so I would allow 3 to 4 hours.
Krisilla C
13 November 2018|
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Response from Bemaris | Reviewed this property |
If you plan to take the cable car from up to down and park upstairs, it is probably feasible but not recommended in my view. Driving to top is quite difficult and requires some power in the engine because of the declivity... More
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